Press Release 841 Published by

A press release from Xandros:

NEW YORK, NY — Xandros, the leading developer of easy-to-use Linux solutions, today announced the release of version 2.5 of the Xandros Desktop OS. Maintaining its strong user focus and compatibility with legacy systems, Xandros Desktop 2.5 now offers an upgraded CrossOver Office 3.0.1., supporting Lotus Notes 6.5.1, Microsoft Project 2000/2002, and Microsoft Outlook XP. Current Xandros Desktop OS users can perform a single-click upgrade of CrossOver Office with Xandros Networks.

The 2.5 Upgrade to the Deluxe and Business versions of the Xandros Desktop OS includes a special Xandros edition of CrossOver Office 3.0.1 to run Microsoft Office and other key Windows software. All versions of the Xandros Desktop OS now include Linux kernel 2.4.24 and version 1.6 of the Mozilla communications suite.

“The Xandros Desktop OS excels in seamless network integration and cross-platform compatibility,” said Dr. Frederick H. Berenstein, Xandros Chairman and CTO. “The enhanced CrossOver Office capabilities in version 2.5 make it easier than ever for desktop-driven businesses such as financial or insurance firms to migrate to Linux. Xandros has transformed the Linux desktop from a visionary future to a prudent reality for corporate IT planners.“

Special Discounts for Premium Subscribers
The regular CrossOver Office 3.0.1 price for users of the 2.0 Xandros Desktop OS is USD $39.95. Premium Subscribers to Xandros Networks can download and install the new CrossOver Office 3.0.1 software with a single mouse click for only USD $23.95, a 40% discount off the regular MSRP. Existing users of Xandros Desktop OS Standard, Deluxe, and Business editions can inquire about special upgrade pricing by contacting Xandros customer service at

The 2.5 editions of the Xandros Desktop OS are also available directly from the Xandros online store at as well as from software retailers.

For full product details please see

About Xandros
Founded in 2001 with headquarters in New York and research and development facilities in Ottawa, Xandros, Inc. is the leading developer of easy-to-use Linux solutions targeting home and enterprise markets. Xandros pioneered a low-cost alternative operating system that provides seamless compatibility with Microsoft Windows programs and networks. For more information please visit